My doctor is suggesting to retreat my stomach one week after a cool sculpt treatment. Is this safe? It is still sore and numb.
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When to retreat with CoolSculpting?
I hope this is helpful! All the best, Dr. Clark
Additional CoolSculpting Treatments to Same Area
Because the manufacturers of Zeltiq CoolSculpting suggest waiting at least a month, I would be cautious about taking this kind of advice.
Re-treatment of the same area
Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure. The first procedure reduces the bulge by approximately twenty percent in a given area. If I believe a patient will need two treatments in the same area I prefer to wait two months to assess their progress. I would not recommend treating the same area one week later. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.
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Multiple Coolsculpting Treatments To The Same Area
Stacked CoolSculpting treatments
Stacking CoolSculpting treatments is performed and can add another "up to 20%" fat loss to the bulge reduction. It is usually performed at the same time and directly over the first treatment.
As you say, the area is sore and numb and may not be as well tolerated. There is also increased circulation to the area of injury, ie., previously CoolSculpted area, so you may bruise more.
If you are consulting and have been treated by a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you should respect his recommendations. If you have concerns, consult with another well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or wait the 3 months to see what the first treatment provided you.
I hope this has been helpful! All the best!
Re-treatment of stomach one week after CoolSculpting
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